What most people don’t know is that spa treatments are more than just forms of relaxation. What appeals to people the most is that spa treatments actually relieve different forms of tension throughout your body. And even if you might be interested in the science behind what your spa attendant is doing to you, let’s admit it, you’d rather relax, take deep breaths and lose yourself in the moment.
While it is true that spa treatments give physiological relief to your pains, it can also give you more benefits to complement your relaxed body. This is not intrinsically because of actual massage but the exposure you have with the environment that you are getting from the spa. This is the reason why it’s important for you to get the best spa there is to maximize your money’s worth for these services.
The major psychological benefit you get from a good spa treatment is mental relaxation. The best state to place your mind in is in an environment where it doesn’t expose itself to the usual stressors in your life. This includes work, noisy neighbors and annoying frenemies. Spa treatments give your mind a complete retreat from the stressors you confront and deal with everyday. In fact, from the moment you enter the place and inhale the relaxing aromas, you are already starting to feel more at ease and relaxed. Sometimes, the relaxation can even start as early as you anticipating your spa trip for the earlier part of the day.
What enhances the experience better is the ambiance of your spa. Your spa should have a great atmosphere of rest and relaxation. What stimulates your mind the best is when you get to “blank out” during the spa session. Your imagination can run wild with the senses that are being stimulated while you are getting a massage. Scented candles, great relaxing music and tactile sensations make for a great relaxing combo. The difference with the relaxation you get in the spa from other forms of relaxation you know lies precisely with the fact that different senses are being stimulated and being calmed down.
Lastly, spa trips remind you that stress is just a state of mind that you can easily twist and filter anytime you like to. What makes a spa sacred is that it is the most compelling state of mind to set your mind to in order to forget about stress completely. Not only are you being relaxed with the actual spa treatment, but being able to make yourself think that you have some alone time is also a great condition to place your mind in. Studies show that the balance you maintain with a healthy state of mind and a relaxed body releases plenty of endorphins for your body to enjoy.
For my spa getaways, I go to an all-in-one beauty hub, Bloom Facial and Spa. Works for me perfectly: it’s located downtown, they have a wide range of facial, slimming and spa services, and the prices are not heavy on the pocket. Case in point, my favorite massage, Filipino Hilot, is a 1 hour massage with ventosa treatment, and it only costs P350!
Bloom Facial and Spa is located at Iron Horse Compound, Rizal st. Davao city. You can book your appointments by calling 305 2444. Like their Facebook page HERE.